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Ornithogalum magnum (Star of Bethlehem)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.8m
Max height
0.1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Ornithogalum magnum

Other names

Star of Bethlehem

Genus

Ornithogalum Ornithogalum

Species

O. magnum - O. magnum is a bulbous perennial forming fleshy, lance-shaped leaves and flower stalks with a tight cluster of star shaped white flowers in late summer.


Ornithogalum magnum is: Deciduous

Habit

Erect

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


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Where to grow

Ornithogalum magnum (Star of Bethlehem) will reach a height of 0.8m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Planted in groups, Underplanting

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining soil in sun or part shade

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Ornithogalum magnum

Other names

Star of Bethlehem

Genus

Ornithogalum Ornithogalum

Species

O. magnum - O. magnum is a bulbous perennial forming fleshy, lance-shaped leaves and flower stalks with a tight cluster of star shaped white flowers in late summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Erect

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.


Colour

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring

General care

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Ornithogalum magnum (Star of Bethlehem) will reach a height of 0.8m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Planted in groups, Underplanting

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining soil in sun or part shade

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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(20/09/2012)

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